Quite a number of big names have made their way onto the chart between February 14 and February 20 with Tokyo Revengers at the top with the release of its 26th volume. Copies sold have steadily increased ever since its Anime debut, recording its highest ever achievement for Volume 25, which 3-day sales noted 500,480 copies back in December 2021. Volume 26 will be having 4 days of sales, an additional day compared to Volumes 22 to 25, as such do expect a turnout of above 500,000 copies sold.
Kingdom’s 64th volume comes in right after, however the series has not been performing like it used to before. Take a look at Volumes 58 to 60, all had 3 days of sales with copies sold above 400,000 copies sold (with the exception of Volume 59 at 392,632 copies). The 3-day sales for Volumes 62 and 63 were much weaker at 349,862 copies and 348,343 copies sold respectively. Volume 64 will have 3 days of sales as well, therefore it is crucial for it to see copies sold higher than its past two volumes. If all goes well, it may see copies sold above 350,000 copies.
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Uma Musume Cinderella Gray is a title that has been gaining a lot of traction lately. It started out slow, but made a big and positive impact for its 3rd volume with copies sold nearly reaching 100,000 copies in its first 5 days. It then did so with Volume 4. The following volume noted a rather major improvement in performance to see 115,060 copies in just 3 days back in December 2021. Volume 6, its latest, will have 3 days of sales and should see a similar turnout to Volume 5, though there is still a chance that it may see another jump in sales performance.
Skip over to Number 5 and you will find “Oshi no Ko” Volume 7. Its performance thus far has remained quite consistent with a direct improvement between Volumes 3 and 6, both at 3 days of sales. Volume 7 should see a similar outcome, so do expect it to sell around 60,000 copies sold. The title was also recently nominated for a number of awards, including the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and the 15th Manga Taisho Awards (Source 1; Source 2).
Kanojo, Okarishimasu witnessed a momentary climb in sales between Volumes 16 and 21, but sales have experienced a minor fall after that. For instance, Volumes 23 and 24, two of its latest, could not produce 3-day sales equivalent to Volume 20 which was able to accumulate 50,566 copies in April 2021. Volume 25 will have 4 days of sales when it is charted on Oricon, thus it should be able to at least push out 50,000 copies sold. If the wind does not blow its way, we may see copies sold at around 45,000. A month ago, a teaser video of its Anime’s second season confirmed its premiere in July of this year. The video also announced that the Manga worldwide ‘s printed circulation has hit 10,000,000 copies. If you missed out on it, do check it down below.
Then the spin-off title of Kusuriya no Hitorigoto, Kusuriya no Hitorigoto: Maomao no Koukyuu Nazotoki Techou can be found at Number 8 with its 13th volume. The title has made a frequent appearance on Oricon sales charts with its last being between October 18 and October 24, 2021 at 77,884 copies in its first 6 days. Volume 13 will have 3 days of sales, as such it may see a lower turnout.
The Manga adaptation of Isin Nisio’s Monogatari novels, Bakemonogatari is found at 9th place with its 16th volume. As for its performance, all seems quite well with a slight hint of improvement between Volumes 13 and 14. The Manga was also blessed with a promotional video by studio SHAFT on February 16 of which you should not miss. Do have a go at it down below!
At Number 11 is the sequel title to Megumi no Daigo, called “Kyuukoku no Orange” with its 4th volume. Copies sold were quite promising for its past two volumes. Volume 2 netted 31,641 copies in 4 days while Volume 3 was at 20,444 copies in 3 days. Amagami-san Chi no Enmusubi Volume 4 places 13th, and it was last seen for Volume 3 at 30,332 copies in 5 days. You can check out some of its chapters here for free in Japanese. Then, Kubo-san wa Mob wo Yurusanai is right below with its 8th volume. The title made its appearance for Volume 7 back between November 15 and November 21 at 27,278 copies in 3 days. The Manga was also placed 7th at the Next Manga Awards 2021 under the Printed Manga category.
A series you may want to pay attention to would be Number 15’s Yofukashi no Uta. The Manga is slated for an Anime adaptation this coming Summer, directed by Tomoyuki Itamura who is famously known for his works on the Monogatari Anime series. You can check out its latest trailer down below. The Manga was last seen for its 9th volume at 40,409 copies in its first 4 days.
Hiro Mashima’s Edens Zero Volume 19 is next at Number 17. The sequel to its Anime was also announced, but the date is not yet confirmed. It was last seen for Volume 18 at 23,732 copies in 5 days. Days: Fragment is at the 18th place by the same author of the main story, Tsuyoshi Yasuda while Negi Haruba, whom you may have heard of particularly from his previous work, 5-toubun no Hanayome sees Sentai Daishikkaku, the author’s latest work at the 19th place with its 4th volume. You can check out some of its chapters for free right here in Japanese. Finally, the Manga adaptation of Tsuki ga Michibiku Isekai Douchuu at Number 20 with its 10th volume. Like Edens Zero, it too is slated to receive a sequel to its Anime adaptation on an unannounced date.
2. Kingdom Vol. 64 (NEW)
by Yasuhisa Hara
Release Date: February 18, 2022
Link (JPN): Vol. 64
3. Uma Musume Cinderella Gray Vol. 6 (NEW)
by Taiyou Kuzumi
Release Date: February 18, 2022
Link (JPN): Vol. 6
4. Boku no Hero Academia Vol. 33